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Publication: Fantasy, Number 2

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  • Publication: Fantasy, Number 2Publication Record # 311071 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editor: T. Stanhope Sprigg
  • Date: 1939-03-00
  • Publisher: George Newnes
  • Price: 1/-
  • Pages: 132
  • Format:
    pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
  • Type: MAGAZINE
  • Cover: Fantasy, Number 2 (1939) • by Serge Drigin [as by S. R. Drigin]
  • Notes:
    • No 2.
    • Subtitled "Thrilling Science Fiction" on the cover and "A Magazine of Thrilling Science-Fiction" on the contents page.
    • Contents page and spine state "1939" with no month given.
    • Page numbers run 1-128.
    • Trimmed edges.
    • The Editor is not credited.
    • Cover art is credited to "S. R. Drigin"; the artwork is signed "S. Drigin."
    • Interior art is not credited by individual story, but the contents page states "Illustrations by S. R. Drigin, G. Blow, and H. E. Turner."
    • Story art for "Winged Terror" on page 17 is signed "S. Drigin"; that on pages 2-3 shows no signature.
    • Story art for "Valley of Doom" on page 31 is signed "GWB."
    • Story art for "People of the Deep" on page 43 is signed "S.D."
    • Artwork for "Terminal in Space" on page 53 is signed "Turner." A small unsigned diagram also appears on page 57.
    • Story art for "The Trojan Beam" on pages 60-61 and 67 is signed "S. Drigin."
    • Story art for "Vampire from the Void" on page 79 is signed "GWB."
    • Story art for "Discovery of Nil" on page 93 is signed "Geo W Blow." The story title is given thus at thet start of the story and on the page headers, but as "The Discovery of Nil" on the contents page.
    • Story art for "Climatica" on page 111 is signed "S. Drigin"; that on page 100 shows no signature.
    • "What Is Your Theory?" solicits reader theories on the ending of "Winged Terror," offering half a guinea to the winning entry.
    • "But This Is Fact—: A Ship That Disappeared" is an extract from the Evening Standard, 12 May 1938.
    • "The Question Space-Ships May Answer: Is There Life on the Planets?" is from a broadcast address by Dr. Barnes, Bishop of Birmingham, on 04 February 1939.
    • "Science Marches On" consists of several current news items.
    • "Stranger Than Fiction" presents more current news items.
    • "Contributors to 'Fantasy'" includes short profiles of most of the authors in this issue (omitting only Hendred and Burton).
    • "The Fact Behind the Fantasy" includes two short articles: "Harnessing the Tides" (Daily Telegraph, 18 January 1939) and "Fog Dispersal" (Evening Standard, 21 January 1939).
    • "Fantasy's Critical Commentary" is a letters column.
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Editor Title: Fantasy, Number 2 • [Fantasy] • (1939) • edited by T. Stanhope Sprigg

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